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by Jacky
Rated: E · Fiction · Contest Entry · #2157630
Flash Fiction
Different Worlds

“This will never work.” Susan lamented to Todd. “We come from such different worlds.”

“Please give it a chance, we were meant for each other! You can’t tell me you don’t know that’s true.”

“Yes, darling, I know it’s true, but what kind of life would we have if we stayed together? We would lose our families, our friends, no one would accept us together. They barely accept each other now. Plus, they would never understand. We couldn’t have children... you know that, don’t you?”

“I do know, I would let you go for that, but I know having children is not that important to you... But, if you’ve changed your mind?”

“No, no. This world is too mean and scary to bring any more innocent children into. I don’t want to do that to a child. Plus, what if I died early like my own mother? I had to make my way by myself too early. No, I do not want that for a child. But what about you?”

“I want you.”

“Oh, Todd, do you really think we could make it work?”

“We can go away from here to a place where nobody knows us. Maybe we would be accepted there, somewhere...”

“Then yes! Yes, Todd I will go with you. I love you!”

A year later John Clark was walking on the beach with his grandfather.

“Grandfather, did you see that!” John said excitedly, “It was a penguin riding on the back of a seal!”

“You must be mistaken child,” Grandfather said, smiling at John’s imagination, “you would never see a penguin here in Hawaii.”

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